Se­niorNet pro­vides com­puter know-how

Waitaki Herald - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

New tech­nol­ogy is some­thing nearly all of us strug­gle to keep up with at some stage, ex­cept maybe for the younger mem­bers of our so­ci­ety who for some rea­son ap­pear to be born hard-wired to the con­cept and seem to have no trou­ble mov­ing on to each new de­vice as they ap­pear on the mar­ket.

Apart from a few com­put­er­savvy whizzes the re­main­der of us may need a lit­tle help get­ting to grips with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, and help and sup­port is at hand.

Se­niorNet op­er­ates out of the old Min­istry of Trans­port Build­ing on the cor­ner of Hum­ber and Trent streets ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing from 10am-noon.

Ma­ture peo­ple of all com­puter lit­er­acy lev­els are wel­come and can re­ceive help with email­ing, se­cu­rity set­tings, face­book, skype, up­grad­ing, on­line bank­ing, how to cre­ate files and find them again, and much more.

Be­cause of de­mand, a Ba­sic Com­put­ing Course will also be run for those with very low or nonex­is­tent com­puter skills, and with class num­bers be­ing kept small, it pro­vides the ideal learn­ing op­por­tu­nity in which to mas­ter the ba­sics and move on to fur­ther their skills.

While the first class is full, en­rol­ments are be­ing taken for the next, so take ad­van­tage and book your place.

Club mem­bers are wel­come and en­cour­aged to bring along their own lap­tops, tablets, and iPads to use or there are com­put­ers run­ning most cur­rent pro­grams avail­able for use.

‘‘New mem­bers are most wel­come. We have re­li­able and very ca­pa­ble se­nior vol­un­teers who come in to pass on their knowl­edge and skills and be­tween us we are able to help our mem­bers learn what­ever they wish on their com­put­ers,’’ founder and vol­un­teer El­iz­a­beth McCone says.

‘‘The ses­sions are very re­laxed and is more of a club at­mos­phere than a class at­mos­phere so it is very en­joy­able.’’

If you wish to find out more in­for­ma­tion look up oa­maruse­nior­, send an email to se­, phone pres­i­dent Dorothy Grant on 434 7278, or El­iz­a­beth McCone on 437 1776, or sim­ply pop in next Mon­day morn­ing to see for your­self.

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